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History Bites

March 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

A food tasting event of HISTORIC proportions!

Don your most creative Steampunk clothes and accessories, and sample a delicious array of foods during this year’s Steampunk-themed History Bites!

Hampton Roads’ top restaurants and caterers will prepare their best interpretations of 19th-century dishes, representing both the North the South and the Navy. We will have two signature drinks: “Cherry Bounce,” and “Lemon Punch,” at the bar. Cherry Bounce is made of cherries, sugar, bourbon and cinnamon, while the Barbados Lemon Punch includes lemons, sugar, brandy and rum.

The Ironclad Distillery Co. logo

Newport News’ Ironclad Distillery is the specialty drink sponsor for this event.

Guests are free to dress to the nines in a themed outfit or come in casual dress. Mingle with others—including character Abraham Lincoln—and vote for favorite entrees, sides and desserts.

Cooks will compete for the coveted Cast-Iron Skillet Awards, including People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.

Tickets: $35 ($30 for Museum Members). $45 day of the event.
Tickets include unlimited food tastings and one drink ticket.
A cash bar will be available offering beer and wine.

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Read more at the Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend website.


March 10, 2018
6:30 PM


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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(757) 596-2222